People need to learn lifesaving skills in case they are caught up in a terror attack, a team of senior military and civilian medics has said. Their app, called CitizenAID, offers step-by-step advice.
Although an individual's chance of being caught up in an incident is small, Brig Tim Hodgetts and Prof Sir Keith Porter, co-developers of CitizenAID, say it is a good idea for people to have a plan and the knowledge and skills to help each other.
Their app, pocket book and website suggest how best to deal with injuries in the immediate aftermath of a mass shooting or bombing incident. The system includes instructions on how to treat severe bleeding - one of the major causes of death in these scenarios.
It guides people through packing, putting pressure on and elevating a wound, and how to use a tourniquet safely, for example.
CitizenAID is not a government initiative but its developers say it builds on national advice from national counter-terrorism police to:
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